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Lady Maroons ground Lady Falcons, enter PVL finals

first_imgLATEST STORIES Isa Molde exploded for the Lady Maroons with 27 points while Marian Buitre added 19 points.UP head coach Godfrey Okumu said it was his team’s mental strength that pushed them over the hump after they lost in Game 2 against Adamson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Today we weren’t under pressure and everything worked,” said Okumu. “It wasn’t about skills, it wasn’t about how fast our team works, it wasn’t about skills, it was just about mental strength.”“We played well and we were resilient, are more composed as opposed to yesterday.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tottenham’s Son avoids military duty with Asian Games gold Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginscenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines stopped Adamson University, 25-19, 29-27, 20-25, 25-20, in the deciding Game 3 of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference semifinals Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Maroons will face either University of Santo Tomas or Far Eastern University in the finals.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Ei Soyud led the Lady Flacons with 15 points while Lea Perez and Chiara Petmentilla had 14 and 12 points, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Peza offers relief to ecozone firmslast_img read more

Prez Weah’s Vow to Help Liberian Businesses Commended

first_imgSaye J. Bayie By Chris F. PewuThe owner of the In God We Trust Multi-purpose Credit Union of Gardnersville has saluted President George Weah for his government’s vow to stop the marginalization of Liberian owned businesses.Saye J. Bayie said he was impressed with President Weah’s statement that “We (Liberians) cannot remain spectators in our own economy,” adding that it encourages Liberian business owners, for which the President deserves commendation.He said in an interview with the Daily Observer yesterday that it is clear that Liberian business owners have had nasty experiences because of lack of empowerment by previous government.“I was highly impressed with President Weah’s statement that his government will prioritize the interest of Liberian owned businesses and offer programs to help them become more competitive,” he said.The credit union owner said President Weah’s statement is significant because Liberian businesses have been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, among them, poor performance on the local as well as in international competitions and the low budgetary allotment from the national government.Liberian entrepreneurs have blamed the past government for lack of its interest in investing enough money in the Liberian business sector, which made it difficult for Liberian businesses to compete with the more financially portent foreign-owned businesses.He said while business is one of the world’s greatest organizations for profit, it should not just be about competition but a catalyst for positive change and a means to provide a solution for an individuals’ economic problems.The In God We Trust Multi-Purpose Credit Union was founded in 1970 and has provided financial relief for a good number of Liberians who are presently engaged in business. The Union presently has more than 500 members who receive credit in an organized system to enable them invest in their small businesses.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img read more

Minibus driver killed by armed bandits

first_imgA route 32 minibus driver was on Tuesday killed in a shootout involving three bandits, following a robbery on the Mc Doom Public Road, East Bank Demerara.Dead is 38-year-old Neil Tedroy James, who succumbed to gunshot injuries sustained to his head.An investigation has been launched.Details will follow in the July 12, 2017 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img

No HMOs `excellent’ in state, but HealthNet, Kaiser ranked ‘good’ in study

first_imgNo groups based primarily in the San Fernando Valley were rated excellent – although eight in the Valley were rated “poor.” But several consumer and doctor organizations criticized the state’s methodology in the rating – and said the results actually should have been worse. “This report paints a picture of the for-profit HMOs that is far rosier than the reality that most patients and doctors who deal with and experience HMOs on a regular basis have seen,” said Dr. Anmol S. Mahal, president of the California Medical Association. Mahal said the survey is based primarily on data collected by the HMOs and medical groups themselves and should also have included input from doctors and nurses and more data from patients. Beth Abbott, a project director with Health Access California, said it is worrisome that no HMOs in California received the top rating – and have shown little improvement from last year’s survey. “It’s nice … but are we actually helping people make better health care choices?” Abbott asked. “It’s hard to say. It doesn’t look like it is.” “It’s not clear to what extent medical groups and HMOs are looking at this and saying `Oh, my God, we rank in the bottom quartile; we have to do something about this.”‘ The nine largest HMOs represent 95 percent of the state’s HMO enrollees. Ratings for the survey assessed how the HMOs met a series of national standards for care and were rated by their patients. Factors included preventive measures with diabetes patients, steps to control patients’ high blood pressure and cholesterol, and types of follow-up steps for patients with mental illness, heart attacks and other conditions. The patient survey looked at factors such as how members rated their HMO’s ability to communicate, provide customer service and provide quick appointments. The report card also evaluated more than 200 medical groups throughout California. In the San Fernando Valley, roughly 10 groups were evaluated, and most scored were rated either “good” or “fair.” Five medical groups in Los Angeles County received “excellent” ratings: Cedars-Sinai Medical Group and Kaiser Permanente’s groups in South Bay, Bellflower, West Los Angeles and Baldwin Park. Dr. Michael Nelson, medical director for the Facey Medical Group, which has 10 locations in the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita and San Gabriel Valley, said health organizations take the survey seriously. Facey Medical Group was rated “good” in meeting national standards, but was rated “fair” in the patient survey. Nelson said he believes the lower patient rating was due, in part, to a shortage of doctors that resulted in patients having to wait longer for appointments. “I look at that as a challenge and an opportunity,” Nelson said. “Our biggest problem has been accessibility – getting patients in as soon as they feel they need to see us. “Maybe to some degree, it’s a measure of success. It’s certainly something we are geared toward improving through physician recruitment.” Dr. Joel Hyatt, assistant regional medical director for Kaiser Permanente Southern California, said the organization was pleased to be among the top-ranked HMOs and medical groups. He said that one reason no HMOs received the top rating is that the categories sometimes change from year to year and organizations must adjust their practices. He said that a few years ago, after the state added blood-pressure control to its list of measures, Kaiser scored below 50 percent. Kaiser focused on the issue and was rated the highest among the nine HMOs in this year’s report card. “That’s the pressure of public reporting,” he said. “It focuses a spotlight on areas that should be of interest to consumers.” harrison.sheppard @dailynews.com (916) 446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“If I’m a health plan, if I’m a medical group, that’s going to get my attention,” said S. Kimberly Belshe, the state’s Health and Human Services secretary. “Because you know what? I want business. And it’s going to create incentives for me to do a better job so that I can be the one plan or one of a handful of plans that has the four stars. “So this kind of information is absolutely indispensable to driving change in the health care system and improving performance.” The $500,000 study – funded by fees health providers pay to the state – also assessed individual medical groups. A handful of medical groups received top ratings, but several also received “poor” ratings. In Los Angeles County, five medical groups were rated “excellent” – but 21 were rated “poor.” SACRAMENTO – California’s nine largest health maintenance organizations are generally performing well on national standards for medical care but still are falling short of exceptional service, according to a state rating report released Thursday. Not a single HMO received the highest rating in the annual report by the state’s Office of the Patient Advocate, which reviewed everything from percentage of patients screened for various types of cancer to patient follow-up care. While no HMO received an “excellent” rating, Woodland Hills-based HealthNet and Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California and Southern California regions received “good” ratings. The remaining six HMOs received “fair” ratings. last_img

‘He’ll be playing for Barca next year!’ Fans sad to see ‘Welsh Xavi’ leave

first_imgJoe Allen completed his move to Stoke City on Monday, much to the disappointment of Liverpool fans.The Welsh Xavi, as he has popularly become known by fans, signed a five-year deal at the Britannia after the two clubs agreed a figure believed to be around £13m. The 26-year-old followed Brendan Rodgers from Swansea City to Anfield in 2012, but he did not quite live up to expectations in four years on Merseyside. Allen made 47 appearances for club and country last season, playing a key role in Wales’ Euro 2016 campaign in France. But he does not fit in Jurgen Klopp’s plans, departing Liverpool after 132 appearances – 40 of them coming from the bench – and Reds fans wished him well after growing to appreciate his tireless efforts on the field. See some of the best reaction to his departure, below: 1 Joe Allen: The 26-year-old joins Stoke City for an estimated £13million last_img read more

Man Finds His Missing Donegal Family After Amazing 27 Year Search

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: A 27 year search for a missing Donegal man has ended in bitter-sweet happiness for a young student.After Glen grew up in foster care, Glen and Linda both tried to trace back his family roots.Glen Jankowski and his mother Linda have been searching for his father for over two decades but to no avail. And by a remarkable twist of fate, Glen’s long-lost family in Co Donegal were also searching for him during that time.Linda recently contacted Donegal Daily in what she said was probably her last gasp chance of ever finding out what happened to the man whose son she had given birth to.And after just a few short hours of publishing the article, a lady from Carrigart contacted us saying she knew that Glen was her nephew.Out of respect, we had never published the name of the man whom Linda and Glen knew was Glen’s biological father. But amazingly Carrigart woman Catherine McBride named her brother and also said that Glen and he bore a striking resemblance.We put Catherine and Linda in touch and last weekend, Glen met his Donegal family for the first time.Unfortunately, it was discovered that Glen’s father passed away over twenty years ago.We withheld the father’s name during our initial appeal as it was such a sensitive matter, but we can now reveal that the Glen’s father was named Martin Anthony McBride.The late Martin Anthony McBride (right)Glen came to Donegal last weekend to attend his grandparents’ anniversary mass. During our appeal, the only information Linda had on Glen’s father is that he would now be aged approximately 48 to 50, had mousy blonde hair, was 6 foot tall, and was originally from Donegal.As it was a short term relationship she did not know many details about him, such as what area of Donegal he was from.However, Catherine said that Glen is the spitting-image of her brother and the recognition was undeniable.Glen and Martin look strikingly similarCatherine had actually been in London in 1989 with Martin, and Catherine had a child in England when Glen was approximately six months old, making the first cousins the same age. When Martin’s relationship with Linda ended, he moved to Leeds. This is where the two families lost touch.Catherine explained that she had never met Linda and didn’t have a second name for her, which made it difficult to trace Glen.Catherine described how her family have been searching for Glen for more than twenty years. She remarked that it seemed as though divine intervention was at play as Martin died at 27, Glen is currently 27, and Glen contacted her on the 27th (of July). Glen was also born in the same month that Martin passed.He now has 21 cousins to get to know.Glen has lots of family members to get to know!Martin’s other sister from the USA travelled to London and went through the archives to try and find their nephew, armed with only an approximate birth date and a first name.Both families searched for each other to no avail until Catherine spotted our article.Glen was absolutely delighted when we contacted him to let him know that his aunt reached out to us.He said; “It is really surreal to suddenly have 21 cousins and 9 aunts and uncles in a place where I’ve never even been. Everyone seems really lovely though and I’m genuinely touched at how many people tried to find me. The whole of last week was surreal; on Tuesday the 27 year search for my father’s side of the family ended, on Thursday I graduated from university, and Saturday I had my 27th birthday. Now I’m going to Ireland. It’s like a bizarre film.”Glen’s graduation“This is more progress than we’ve ever made before… I’ve found out so much in such a short piece of time. And this came from the article. I have a lot to process. My birth dad died in 1993. But otherwise it’s lovely news and i’m looking forward to getting to know that side.”Glen’s grandparents has been desperate to meet her grandson, but unfortunately they passed away within six weeks of each other last August.After spending several hours on the phone, Catherine has organised for Glen to come to Donegal and attend his grandparents’ anniversary mass.And after 27 years of searching for each other, they now have the rest of their lives to catch up.By Elaine Mc CalligMan Finds His Missing Donegal Family After Amazing 27 Year Search was last modified: August 16th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Carrigartfamily reunitedLondonmc brideWaleslast_img read more

GLENSWILLY GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe lotto numbers for this week were  4,5,20,22  and the match  2  winner was  Noreen Mc Shane . Next weeks jackpot is €1,740. Sellers this week are Kieran Bonner and Michael Murphy. Both seniors and reserves won in the Gaeltacht at the weekend the seniors won by a point and reserves won by 2 goals both against Dungloe. The reserves play in Glenfinn on St Patrick’s day @ 1pm and seniors play in Glencolmcille @ 2pm on march 20th. The dinner dance was held in the lagoon Termon on Sunday night and prize-winners were as follows:  Joint senior player of the year:  Kieran Bonner & Kealan Mc FaddenYoung player of the year: Philip O’DonnellReserve player of the year: Daniel McConnell3rd team player of the year: Mickey McDaid Club person of the year: Brendan Walsh There will be a poker classic in Wilkins Bar on the 13th of March @ 6pm in aid of the club, format is €20 to enter and €10 top up. The next monthly meeting will be on the 11th of April Committee members will be going out lifting membership shortly as everyone has to be registered by the end of March. There will be another night to lift membership on the 14th march from 7.30pm to 8.30pm for anyone that it suits. Operation Transformation is being run in the club from next Wednesday night, 8pm weigh in at the clubhouse all people are welcome.  EndsGLENSWILLY GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 8th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LADIES GAA: MINOR FIXTURES

first_img**MINOR FIXTURES**Friday 28th SeptemberMoville v St Eunans @7.30pm Saturday 29th SeptemberConvoy v Carndonagh @12Fanad Gaels v Milford @12 Naomh Mhuire v Gaoth Dobhair @12Sunday 30th SeptemberFanad Gaels v Termon @3pmNaomh Conaill v Naomh Mhuire @11:30Mc Cumhaills v Aodh Ruadh @12Four Masters v St Nauls @12 LADIES GAA: MINOR FIXTURES was last modified: September 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:LADIES GAA: MINOR FIXTURESlast_img read more

DDTV: VIDEO REPORT AS MOVILLE CELTIC NAMED AVIVA FAI CLUB OF THE MONTH

first_imgDDTV VIDEO REPORT: Moville Celtic FC, were the winners of the Aviva FAI Club of the Month for January 2012.This video was taken at their home ground in Moville as part of the Aviva ‘Your Pitch’ Showcase.Interviews by Jacqui Hurley included Jim McConnell – FAI Board Member, John Canning – Coach and John Coyle – Chairman of Moville Celtic FC.Moville Celtic now go forward to the Aviva Club of the Year competition, where the Winner will be announced at the FAI AGM which takes place in Donegal in July. Well done to everyone at the club. DDTV: VIDEO REPORT AS MOVILLE CELTIC NAMED AVIVA FAI CLUB OF THE MONTH was last modified: March 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: VIDEO REPORT AS MOVILLE CELTIC NAMED AVIVA FAI CLUB OF THE MONTHlast_img read more

MURPHY – “LACEY WAS ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL”

first_imgMichael Murphy has lauded Karl Lacey for his sensational performance for Donegal in their Ulster SFC quarter-final win over local rivals Derry. Michael Murphy praised the performance of Karl Lacey against Derry on Sunday, and said the Four Masters man is absolutely vital to Donegal.The Donegal captain described Lacey’s performance as ‘phenomenal’ and believes he has overcome the injuries that dogged his 2013 campaign.Lacey is now studying in Limerick, but has started this season well, and will hope he has put his injury woes behind him. Last season his form was blighted, due to a number of injuries, he also went under the surgeon’s knife on two separate occasions.Murphy said, “Karl was phenomenal, he’s a four-time All Star and a Footballer of the Year.“You don’t come across one of those every day.“The amount of work that he has put in, he put it in last year and he just could not get over the line in terms of game-time. “He is a vital, vital cog for us, he is travelling up and down from Limerick and he is rarely misses a training session, he added.Murphy insists Donegal will not get carried away with yesterday’s victory and are already focusing their attentions on next month’s Ulster semi-final clash with either Antrim or Fermanagh.Murphy said, “We had a big win in the first round of the championship last year, but one win doesn’t make a summer.“We’ll return to training on Tuesday, and start preparing for a semi-final in four weeks time.“It’s great to get the win, Derry were going well and are a quality side, so we’ll take huge confidence from it, but as I said we’ll not get too carried away with it. MURPHY – “LACEY WAS ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL” was last modified: May 27th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalHome-page Sportkarl laceyMichael MurphynewsUlster SFClast_img read more